Product Code TMR-A4P-Y
Imported from Japan, Tomoe River paper is known for being incredibly thin (52gsm!) yet incredibly fountain pen friendly. This product includes 100 sheets of blank ivory A4-sized paper and is acid-free, pH neutral.
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Tomoe River A4 Loose Sheets - Cream (8.2 x 11.7)

Imported from Japan, Tomoe River paper is known for being incredibly thin (52gsm!) yet incredibly fountain pen friendly. This product includes 100 sheets of blank ivory A4-sized paper and is acid-free, pH neutral.

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Tomoe River A4 Loose Sheets - Cream (8.00 x 11.50) is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This paper is absolutely amazing! I just received this paper and figured I would give it a try. My expectations weren't very high due to the thickness of the paper which is almost like touching the pages of a bible. All I have to say is WOW! Awesome shading! Awesome silky smooth feel! Amazing ability to hold very wet application of ink even from a pilot parallel with only slight shadowing on the other side and no bleed-through. Wow! I'm going to have to buy the pad next although I'm not sure why it is $10 more than the looseleaf. I see this paper being used for both letter correspondence and tracing purposes.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There is no better paper for fountain pens Let me get the one perceived bad thing out of the way first. This paper is thin. 100 sheets is less weight and height than 50 sheets of average copier paper and considerably less than most Rhodia or Clairfontaine papers. This paper is comparable to vellum or onion skin in weight. It makes writing outside a challenge. With that said, this is not wimpy paper. It takes any ink thrown at it (even BSB) without a bleed, feather, or hint of concern while even the roughest nib glides over the surface. Drying time is a bit longer than most paper but not much longer. In all this is the best paper for fountain pens.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfull - Thin and Fountain Pen Worthy After some months (if not years) of hearing about the wonderful Tomoe River paper from Goulet Blog comments and from postings on Fountain Pen Network, I had to try this. I got the loose sheets in cream. My first impression is - amazingly, incredibly thin, light, and a little limp. Much thinner than the 52 gsm weight indicates in proportion comparing with 80 g paper. Reminds me of the stationary sold many years ago for air mail (in the last millennium air mail cost a lot more by the ounce, so thin, light sheets of stationary was sold to save postage). Also it is a lot like the paper in the Midori Traveler's Notebook inserts. The cream is just a little off-white, not the darker shade some cream papers have. I love this color, it is friendly to a wide range of ink colors. I gave it nearly my full barrage - from the EF Preppy and EF Pilot to the 1.5 mm nibs. Flex nibs (SEF Falcon, Konrad, Neponset), M and B. Inks from Noodler's Black to Iroshizuku Yama-budo. Tomoe River paper took every ink without any bleed through, every one. The only bleedthrough came with heavy flexing with the Pilot Metal Falcon SEF and Noodler's Konrad (the tines scratch the paper surface if you press hard enough). Even the super wet Neponset did not bleed through this paper (did not flex it enough to break the paper surface). Even some areas where the ink puddled and took ten minutes to dry did not bleed through. Drying time for Tomoe River paper is similar to Clairefontaine Triomphe. No feathering! Smooth! Reminds me of Clairefontaine Triomphe stationary. Nicely transparent enough to see the lines of a pad underneath, even my Clairefontaine French Ruled notebook showed - helpful at keeping your writing straight. This is true A4 size, you will need an appropriate size envelope for it, like the Clairefontaine Triomphe large envelopes http://www.gouletpens.com/C9915/p/C9915 . When folded and the crease flattened to a knife fold, the two sheets feel like a single sheet of 80 gsm paper. This is one paper that I will keep on hand.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washi for me ... Japanese hand-made paper is called washi and is an amazing material noted for its strength combined with lightness. I have used such papers for various book arts projects in the past. But never for a writing paper, This paper possesses those same qualities as the washi I have used and for writing purposes, I am very impressed. No, I am DELIGHTED to have found it. I have searched off and on over the past 20 years for a Western paper that had the surface texture, drape, and weight of this paper. It has a thinness that might cause issues with "see-through" or bleed-through, but I have yet to experience it. The closest to an issue with its lightness was when using a Noodler's Ink Konrad Brush Pen with de Atrementis "Johann Sebastian Bach" ink it in it ... a brush pen is the definition of "wet!" With a Pilot 78G, 1.1mm stub steel nib and de Atramentis "Plum" ink, it's like gliding over a sheet of oiled glass. With the Parker DuoFold Centennial (custom Parker cursive italic 14K gold nib) and the same "Bach" ink, it's even slicker! Used my Noodler's Creaper Flex with Noodler's Tianemmen and Aurora Black ... again, superb writing surface. I've had no issues with dry time, even with the brush pen, zero feathering with any of the pen and ink combinations. I really like this paper.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding quality When I first received this paper I was concerned because each sheet is so thin. However, this paper works beautifully with fountain pens. Although the paper is thin, the ink has no problem soaking into the fibers with no feathering. I especially enjoy writing with broader nib sizes on this paper. The cream color of the paper gives correspondence (how is primarily use this paper) a classy appearance. If there was a drawback to using this paper it would be that it is fairly delicate. Not my first choice for use when trying to achieve line variation with a flex nib. I'd say you have a fair shot at tearing the paper when used in this manner. Overall, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended for those who frequently write correspondence such as letters.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely elegant. I bought the paper so that I would be able to easily see through to a lined A4 sheet below it, but planned to still use Clairefontaine or G. Lalot for my more formal correspondence. I didn't expect this paper to be as elegant as it is. Worth the price. There is absolutely no true bleed through but of course there is significant ghosting as the paper is so thin. I didn't expect it to be such an elegant writing experience or to feel as nice as it does in the hand. It reminds me of onion-skin paper, but it is a tad more delicate and wrinkles a bit more easily (hence the 4 stars instead of 5). I use it with an embosser for my letterhead and have begun sending letters with it exclusively. I now see what all the buzz is about. I know the Goulet notebooks use a thicker version of this which I look forward to trying, but there is a real place for perfectly smooth and thin sheets like this. I haven't found an ink or pen that doesn't get along beautifully with this paper.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Stationery I bought this a few weeks ago and was amazed at how thin it is. There's a hundred sheets in a pack and it has a delightfully smooth almost silky feel to it. I write with a Monteverde Impressa fountain pen with a 1.5 italic goulet nib and this sheet hands the ink and nib beautifully. There's no feathering, ghosting, or bleed through etc. but I'd give the ink some time to try given it's unique texture. For the price that most places ask for less than half the number of sheets features here this is quite a good deal.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical paper I bought this paper so I'd have something that I could use any ink / pen combination on after Noodler's hellfire feathered on the drawing paper I'd been using. It's incredibly thin but will stand up to a Nikko G dip pen nib and even a smaller Pilot Paralell. You can also feel the texture of the ink when you run your finger over it after it's dry (especially with the dip pen), which is pretty cool.
Date published: 2015-09-20
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